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a-go-go

noun \ ä-ˈgō-(ˌ)gō , ə- \

Definition of a-go-go

: a nightclub for dancing to popular music : disco

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Origin and Etymology of a-go-go

after Whisky à Gogo, café and disco in Paris, France, from French whisky whiskey + à gogo "in abundance, galore," going back to Middle French, reduplicative formation from the same expressive base as gogue "joking, pleasantry" — more at agog


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a-go-go

adjective

Definition of a-go-go

1 : go-go 1
2 : being in a whirl of motion
3 : being up-to-date often used postpositively

Origin and Etymology of a-go-go

in part derivative of 1a-go-go, in part borrowed directly from French à gogo "in abundance"


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